Originally Posted by JArry
I have recently been getting what I think are false alarms, but I don't think it's due to low battery, because the sequence of lights and beeps from the alarm suggest it is a propane leak. I doubt that is the case, because I smell none of the characteristic odor. If the problem is low voltage, it could be because I seem to have a problem with one of the fuse terminals so it loses contact sometimes. Dealer is going to check it all out along with some other things, so I'll wait and see.
Has anyone else with a perceived low voltage problem looked at the light and beep sequence compared to what is in the instruction manual?
I've had 2 false alarms in 3 year's use of the camper.
One was when I started the hot water heater for the 1st time. Another A-frame owner said he had the same issue, but it never returned. The same is true for me - starting the hot water heater has never caused a repeat.
The 2nd false alarm occurred this summer. I don't know whether it was low voltage or something else. I hadn't yet plugged in and switched to AC on the fridge. After numerous resets (after plugging in), it went away. I didn't get a chance to measure voltage, as my wife was freaking with a thunderstorm starting up around us. I am installing a voltmeter on the microwave cabinet wall so I can check in situations like that.
When the A-frame was new, we had an external propane leak. The leak was from the metal casting where the hose from the regulator joined the metal pipe that runs under the trailer. The mechanic showed me the internal flaw in the casting that allowed the leak. We had smelled the leak (outside the camper), but it never set off the alarm.
The 5 year end of life on my alarm is marked as Sept 2018 - for a 2014 camper we took delivery on in April 2014. I guess 7 months before delivery really isn't too bad.
2014 Rockwood A122 A-frame
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan
camping Colorado and adjacent states one weekend at a time
last trip: Black Hills and Custer State Park
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